Best New Cars Under $15,000 in 2020: Photos and Details

2021 Hyundai Accent front 3/4 view driving down the road
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America’s Cheapest Cars Still Have a Lot to Offer

America’s best-selling vehicles are big, powerful, luxurious, and filled with advanced technology. These popular SUVs, trucks, and sedans are also expensive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t instead get an affordable subcompact car that’s nicer than you might think. 

For this slideshow, we’ve rounded up America’s cheapest cars today – costing less than $15,000. A few technically have sticker prices that top $15,000, but after you negotiate with the dealer or use our U.S. News Best Price Program, you may be able to get back under this magic number. As you’ll learn, none of these extra-cheap cars is perfect, but they all have more going for them than you might expect.

Note that the U.S. News overall scores you’ll see in this article – based on factors that include expert reviewers’ impressions, crash test results, and reliability predictions – won’t always match that vehicle’s full review. That’s because we constantly update those scores as new information becomes available. Check out each vehicle’s review page to find the most up-to-date information.

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